Vintage at the Baftas and (not so much) at the Grammys

Gillian Anderson looked lovely in a 1960s gown by Irish designer Sybil Connolly at the Baftas.

There’s no question that the Brits are way ahead of us when it comes to embracing sustainable clothing. They’re more responsible, less wasteful and more likely to wear vintage, even for important events. Vintage was all over the red carpet at the Baftas last night…but not at all visible at the Grammys, where Adele, Rihanna, Katy Perry and others indulged in vintage “looks” but didn’t go as far as actually wearing authentic vintage clothing.

Taylor Swift performing, "Mean" at the Grammys.

Taylor Swift did choose to dress herself (and her band) in vintage while performing the retro, bluegrass-influenced, “Mean.” And I did have a request from Band Perry’s stylist to outfit the band in vintage items from Chelsea Girl (they ended up not wearing vintage.)

Bonnie Wright from the "Harry Potter" movies looked sweet in no-name vintage.

Although I’m disappointed in the Grammy red-carpet choices (a somewhat “edgy” awards show should have a few people experimenting with vintage), I’m thrilled that the Brits are not only embracing vintage clothing, but consciously promoting sustainability and our responsibility to do what’s best for this planet. See Bafta vintage red carpet highlights below:

Songwriter Emeli Sande in vintage Jean Claude.

Presenter Claudia Winkleman in a classic 1970 Ossie Clark black gown.

Edith Bowman in an ill-fitting Dior gown. At least she tried!

Dawn Porter (with boyfriend Chris O'Dowd) in vintage Dior.

About Elisa Casas

ELISA CASAS (that’s me) was born and raised in New York City. I have a BFA in Photography from NYU and worked as a photojournalist and talent scout for major record labels before opening Chelsea Girl in 1993. I also owned Laurel Canyon Vintage, Clutch! and a popular cafe, City Girl Cafe, and I starred in the groundbreaking Sundance series, “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys” with my best friend, David Munk. I like pomegranates, clouds, “Exile on Main Street,” birthdays, ancient ruins, the beach, abstract art, cypress trees, “Annie Hall,” old diamonds, Almodovar, clam shacks, surprises, Anne Boleyn, popcorn, “Rebecca,” margaritas, pugs, apple pie and castles in Spain. I live in TriBeCa with my fashionable daughter, Ruby. Follow Chelsea Girl on Facebook- and Instagram-ChelseaGirlVintage
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